Crime & Court

Vakarisi, Happy After Suspended Sentence

He was also bailed on a separate case of criminal intimidation where he allegedly threatened to chop the complainant and his family on June 13, 2018.
22 May 2020 12:47
Vakarisi, Happy After Suspended Sentence
Jone Vakarisi. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Nabua youth, Jone Vakarisi, went home a happy man yesterday after he was given a suspended sentence for two counts of criminally intimidating Nabua Police officers on August 3, 2018.

He was also bailed on a separate case of criminal intimidation where he allegedly threatened to chop the complainant and his family on June 13, 2018.

While sentencing the accused, Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara said Vakarisi threatened to kill the Police officers when he wanted to ram them with his car.

He said the accused did not co-operate with the officers and was in the company of others when he initiated a Police chase against him.

Apart from his role as the sole breadwinner of his family of four, Magistrate Wickramasekara considered the time Vakarisi spent in remand which totalled to one-year-and-10-months.

He was sentenced to two years imprisonment each to be served concurrently and was ordered to serve two months after his time in remand was deducted from his sentence.

His sentence period of two months imprisonment was suspended for three years.

For his other case of criminal intimidation, he was released on $500 cash bail and ordered to follow a court curfew from 6pm to 6am daily.

Furthermore, he was ordered to surrender his travel documents to the court and report to his nearest Police Station each day of the week.

His case has been adjourned to May 27 for mention.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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